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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by tdhall81 View Post

there is only 1 wow.exe file. perhaps it runs the 64.dll the first time you run the launcher and edits wow.exe?

Then it probably decides the OS during installation. Which would mean a re-install will be needed to make it work on a different OS (the repair feature might also fix this). I could be wrong, but this is the most probable method based on my experience with other programs. It's rare to only have different .dll files since they are very small in size and only make up a very small portion of the program.

I guess we'll know if the OP posts back saying it doesn't work. wink.gif


Edit: If there are different .dll files to select based on OS then they should be named dll*32.dll and dll*64.dll. They will keep the same name but have 32 or 64 appended to the end to define the difference.
Edited by Phantom_Dave - 3/28/12 at 4:25pm
post #12 of 17
i bet if you just copy it and run the launcher.exe it will decide to run the 32 or 64
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by tdhall81 View Post

i bet if you just copy it and run the launcher.exe it will decide to run the 32 or 64

If both files are installed then both can be found with 32 and 64 at the end... You can't make the same file both 32 and 64 bit. It's a completely different architecture.

Besides, unless the OP purposely made it 64-bit then it's 32-bit. It doesn't do it automatically. I just looked it up.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3988300405
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To remove the 64-bit client completely, delete the following files from your World of Warcraft folder:

Windows
Battle.net-64.dll
MovieProxy.exe
WoW-64.exe

Mac
World of Warcraft-64.app
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phantom_Dave View Post

If both files are installed then both can be found with 32 and 64 at the end... You can't make the same file both 32 and 64 bit. It's a completely different architecture.
Besides, unless the OP purposely made it 64-bit then it's 32-bit. It doesn't do it automatically. I just looked it up.
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3988300405

that was for the test 64bit client. that was avaliable for download before the patch that had the release version. they had a note on the patch notes to delete the wow-64.exe before installing the patch.
post #15 of 17
Fortunately WoW has no ties to the registry whatsoever so its as simple as Dragging the World of Warcraft folder from Program Files to a portable hard drive or large enough flash drive and dumping it into the program files folder of another PC then create a shortcut for the launcher and gtg thumb.gif
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post #16 of 17
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that was for the test 64bit client. that was avaliable for download before the patch that had the release version. they had a note on the patch notes to delete the wow-64.exe before installing the patch.

This is what you are referring to:
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4079625547

It's the latest sticky in the forums. Clicking the link at the bottom of that sticky takes you right back to the previous link I posted.

If you don't have WoW-64.exe then you're not running 64-bit WoW. One .exe file cannot be compiled as both 32 and 64 bit. It's not possible for any program.
post #17 of 17
youre quite correct. turns out that when i downloaded the 64 bit client, i got everything except wow-64.exe. after a re-download its there. thumb.gif
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